Can we find stellar leftovers near the Sun?

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Can we find stellar leftovers near the Sun?
« on: 01/05/2013 09:30:03 »
Nithin Ramadurai  asked the Naked Scientists:

Love the show.

I have a question for you guys:

The Sun, being a 3rd generation (population I) star, was formed from the gas and dust left over from nearby supernovae. Now, wouldn't that mean that there is at least one black hole and/or one neutron star nearby, which we should be able to detect, based on its gravitational interaction with the Sun (i.e., the Sun is moving slightly away from its predicted path around the center of the galaxy due to its gravitational interaction with these high mass objects).

Let me know. Thanks.



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